Elizabeth of Ladymead

20/01/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 20/01/2014
  |  94 min
Rated U by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Herbert Wilcox directs this 1940s drama, based on the play by Frank Harvey, starring Anna Neagle as a woman dealing with the return of her husband from a variety of wars. Neagle plays the eponymous role of Elizabeth of Ladymead, a woman from a stately house who awaits the return of John Beresford (Hugh Williams) from World War II. As Elizabeth tries to deal with her husband's readjustment to civilian life, a series of vignettes see other versions of the central character (again played by Neagle) greeting husbands who have survived the Crimean War, the Boer War and World War II. Through a comparison of the various Elizabeths' experiences, the film aims to shed light on the changes in British society through the generations.

Contains very mild violence and sex references, and scenes of smoking
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